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  • Ultimate Guitar/Bass thread!

    there's a lot of members on here who play guitar, bass, drums, etc...I thought it would be cool to have a thread on here dedicated to talking about it. whether you're playing with a band or just playing with yourself (looking at you depeche!), post what gear you're using. what gear do you plan/want to get? whats good? what sucks? converse amongst yourselves.

  • #2
    Guitars:
    B.C. Rich Warlock
    B.C. Rich Beast
    Squier Strat

    Amps:
    Crate XT15R
    Crate XT120R

    Wants:
    B.C. Rich Ice Acrylic Warlock

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    • #3
      a couple weeks ago I was actually looking at getting this BC Rich, the mockingbird has a cool design. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...tar?sku=512286

      as for what I have right now:
      guitars-
      Schecter C-1 Triple X
      Ibanez Iceman IC300

      Amp:
      Peavey XXL 100W head w/matched 4X12 cab

      yeah, very basic set-up right now. I sold off all my unnecessary equipment, i.e. junky effects, un unsed pickups, i.e. bill lawrence, emg, duncan and rebuilding my rig.

      plan to put a matched set up duncan pearly gates in the Iceman. give it some growl, but I like the lower output, open sound the 'gates have to them. it's different than what everyone else is doing, which I like.

      looking into selling the peavey head to help fund a mesa boogie recto. can't really decide if I want to go single or dual? the dual seems like more wattage than I will ever need, but it does have some cool features like lead boost and some other stuff. but the single is simply more affordable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mardigian View Post
        a couple weeks ago I was actually looking at getting this BC Rich, the mockingbird has a cool design. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...tar?sku=512286
        I'm not really a fan of the Mockingbird's design, but whatever floats your boat.

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        • #5
          yeah, well its a certain breed that love the warlock and beast designs. I had a cheapo warlock when I was 15 or 16. it was fun while it lasted. played a show and smashed it. at the time I figured "what the hell? this will be fun and I have a kickass Ibanez RG!". unfortunately the smashing of it greatly reduced the resale value. I sold it to some kid for $10 thereafter.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mardigian View Post
            yeah, well its a certain breed that love the warlock and beast designs. I had a cheapo warlock when I was 15 or 16. it was fun while it lasted. played a show and smashed it. at the time I figured "what the hell? this will be fun and I have a kickass Ibanez RG!". unfortunately the smashing of it greatly reduced the resale value. I sold it to some kid for $10 thereafter.
            I'd never smash or resell my Warlock or Beast. I even have a stud leather strap for the Beast.

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            • #7
              it seemed like a great idea while in the moment. the thing was beyond repair, neck was split and body blown up, those cheap agathis bodies. I think the kid just wanted a souvenier.

              what pups do you have the rich's? EMG's I'm assuming.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mardigian View Post
                it seemed like a great idea while in the moment. the thing was beyond repair, neck was split and body blown up, those cheap agathis bodies. I think the kid just wanted a souvenier.

                what pups do you have the rich's? EMG's I'm assuming.
                I'm not going to lie to you...I just play the guitar, I don't know much past the generic terms for parts and techniques.

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                • #9
                  I play bass and rock a Rickenbacker and mexican Fender Jazz Bass. I have a Fender combo amp/cab and like digitech effects(digi-delay and whammy) as well as a Zoom multi effects petal for distortion and chorus effects. I play 3 finger style, slap and pop, finger tapping and use a pick.

                  I'm into alot of different styles of music but i like to make disonent jazz runs and such.

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                  • #10
                    the mexican jazz basses are fucking awesome. I wanted to get one about a year ago, just didn't want to throw $400 down for one. but definetely the bass I would get if I were going to get one. get me?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dobe Dobe View Post
                      I'm not going to lie to you...I just play the guitar, I don't know much past the generic terms for parts and techniques.
                      thats cool. I was talking about the humbuckers, you know, those two square things that lay underneath your strings, and you have a little switch that selects between the two.

                      a lot of metal enthusiasts use EMG 81's in there. you should look into buying some. if you think your BC Rich's sound "metal" now, those will blow your socks off.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mardigian View Post
                        thats cool. I was talking about the humbuckers, you know, those two square things that lay underneath your strings, and you have a little switch that selects between the two.

                        a lot of metal enthusiasts use EMG 81's in there. you should look into buying some. if you think your BC Rich's sound "metal" now, those will blow your socks off.
                        I thought those were pickups under my strings. ??: And is that was that fucking switch does? I know it makes the sound lower and higher, but it changes between the pickups/humbuckers/whatevers?

                        What do you mean? Are you saying it'll make the sound deeper/heavier? Because I'm not that kind of "down tune it until it sounds like a fart" metal. I'm more of a "write a really cool riff and play it faster each time you play it" kind of metal.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dobe Dobe View Post
                          I thought those were pickups under my strings. ??: And is that was that fucking switch does? I know it makes the sound lower and higher, but it changes between the pickups/humbuckers/whatevers?

                          What do you mean? Are you saying it'll make the sound deeper/heavier? Because I'm not that kind of "down tune it until it sounds like a fart" metal. I'm more of a "write a really cool riff and play it faster each time you play it" kind of metal.
                          These are 4 different styles of pickups

                          Humbuckers:


                          Singlecoils:


                          Piezo:
                          Can't get a picture because most the time you can't see them

                          Synth / midi pickups: (which I used to own)




                          I'll go find some random pictures of my guitars, If I can't find any I'll take new ones.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by depecheanix View Post
                            These are 4 different styles of pickups
                            Now I know something I didn't know earlier.



                            Like I said, I only know generic/broad terms for techniques and parts.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dobe Dobe View Post
                              Now I know something I didn't know earlier.



                              Like I said, I only know generic/broad terms for techniques and parts.
                              Hell theres probably more styles of pickups, trhose are just the ones I know of

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